Florence Marie SherrillJanuary 1, 2018
Mrs. Florence Marie Sherrill went to be home with the Lord on Monday January 1, 2018 at about 10 P.M. in Lake City, Florida. Mrs. Sherrill had been residing at Baya Point Rehab and Nursing Center for the last two months. She had been recovering from surgery on a fractured hip and complications had set in. Her strength diminished until she quietly passed in her sleep, leaving her earthly body, gaining her heavenly one. She is finally safe and without pain in the arms of our sweet Jesus. Mrs. Sherrill is preceded in death by her parents, Bradford and Beulah Dodson and two sisters, Jane Dodson and Rosemary Irene Dodson.
She is survived by one sister, Bonnie Daffron (Tom). She is survived, as well, by her loving husband of 64 years, Leroy Sherrill and six children, Lynn Sherrill, Rose Verlander, Kathy Sherrill, Bobi Vickery, Mary Jane Fish and Joseph Sherrill; two wonderful son-in-laws, John Fish and Bill Vickery and one beautiful daughter-in-law, Colette Sherrill. She is also survived by twelve of the most amazing grandchildren, Alethia Sherrill, Matthew Verlander (Ally), Adam Verlander (Katie), Brandon Nolan (Tinuviel), Ryan (Kari), Kevin Vickery (Jen), Clint Vickery, Claire Vickery, Brittany Niles, Jordan Niles, Abby Ariquezzo (Matt) and Micah Sherrill. Besides these family members, she and her husband had been blessed with 12 great-grand kids. Besides being very involved with her family, Mrs. Sherrill worked beside her husband in the many churches he pastored. Since their retirement, her membership has been at Southside Baptist Church in Lake City. Mrs. Sherrill was very creative with cooking, books, crafts and helping plan church functions. She always took great care that all her endeavors have special meanings to those for whom she created. Mrs. Sherrill will be greatly missed by her family and community.
A funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Sherrill will be held at 11 A.M. Friday, Jan. 5, in the Union Baptist Church, O’Brien, Florida with Rev. Hugh Sherrill officiating and assisted by Rev. Kevin Hall. Interment will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery in O’Brien, Florida. Visitation and gathering with the family will be from 5 to 7 P.M. Thursday, Jan. 4, at GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 2659 S.W. Main Blvd., Lake City, Florida. www.guerryfuneralhome.net